Tim was due to start reception and during the lockdown like most mums, I am always looking for resources to help when teaching the boys but more importantly, we want learning to be fun for them.
I cannot recall learning phonics as a child. I have since learnt how important it is for them to learn their phonics first before their alphabets.
I am still trying to learn this so when we do some learning at home, he isn’t confused at school because he learnt a wrong pronunciation of the sound. Learning phonics is an important skill, when learning to read
I was so pleased when I first heard about The bear can read on instagram. I love the fact that it supports teaching children phonics at home.
The boys were excited to receive their package from The bear can read, personalised with their name on the box, which added to the thrill.
Joel’s box is for 2-3yrs old (Cubs) and helps in the development of the skills and knowledge needed for reading.
Tim’s box is for 4-5yrs old (Koala), which is for early readers and builds on and supplements lessons on letters and sound combinations and is based on what he would be learning in school.